Private House Model – Scale 1:100
We had an extremely busy month through November but unfortunately we can’t show most of these projects as they are currently confidential (the client is a huge international financial institution). We have, however had permission to show this model of a proposed private house in Cannes. The purpose of the model is to illustrate how the design addresses this steeply sloping site, not just externally but also internally, and to this end the building actually separates out into three layers to expose the proposed internal room layout. We haven’t been able to take any proper photographs of this model as yet because it is still a work in progress. There is a second part of the site still to make which should be completed early next year and that is when we plan to feature it properly in these pages.
Bridge Model – Scale 1:12
The object of this model was to illustrate the advantages of the client’s product, a quick to install, combined kerbstone/drainage system specially designed for bridge constructions. The model had to be made to this large scale (it’s 2.5m long) so that the functionality of the design could be instantly understood by the viewer. Click on the Enlarge Image feature and judge for yourself whether it does the job. The display was actually commissioned for use at a trade exhibition in Saudi Arabia. This meant we had to design it so it could be flat-packed into a purpose-built flight case and still be easily assembled by the client on site. We also steered the client towards some very nice, off-the-shelf 1:12 scale cars which he bought himself and placed on the model to bring it to life.
Saint Petersburg Marina – Scale 1:750
One of the most significant features to note about this masterplan model for a proposed marina development in Saint Petersburg is the high level of detail that can be achieved at this very small scale. Not one of the buildings on this model is more than 35mm tall. And just for good measure and for added impact they all had to light up at the touch of a button. The model was built on a very tight schedule and shipped off to Russia (in a purpose-built flight box) to be used the centrepiece of a major presentation.
Vertically “Exploded” Model – Scale 1:150
For this project the client wanted a model that would demonstrate the internal layout and main circulation routes of their proposed new offices. We came up with this solution of vertically “exploding” the floor plates (supported on clear acrylic rods) so that the room layout on each floor was clearly visible. With clear labelling of all the main spaces the model is, in effect, a simple, three dimensional diagram that the viewer can easily make sense of.
Town Centre Redevelopment Model – Scale 1:500
The planning authorities requested a model be produced for this development because it was very difficult to appreciate how the proposed new buildings were going to fit into this mostly sloping site in a sensitive town centre location. This stylized, monochromatic model was made to demonstrate how this relationship worked, using very accurate topography and faithful representation of all existing and proposed building massing and roofscapes. The designers were even able to get some informative ground level views by photographing the model with a modelscope camera (see the circular image).